2023 Case Competition


Preparing for the Future: Modernizing Transaction Through a Central Bank Digital Currency.

2023 Case Study Competition

The 2023 National Public Administration Case Competition was hosted by Carleton University and held virtually on February 15 to 25, 2023. The case centred around modernizing transaction through a Central Bank digital currency. The scenario asked students to provide assessments of the issues and their advice to decision-makers.


The competition was judged by:

  • Taki Sarantakis : Head Judge; President of the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS), Ottawa
  • Ellen Burack : Program Director, Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership, Ottawa
  • Shirley Carruthers : ADM, Corporate Management and Services Sector; CFO, Natural Ressources Canada, Ottawa
  • Randall Germain : Professor, Global economic governance and the political economy of global finance, Ottawa
  • Ron Morrow : Executive director, Supervision, Ottawa
  • Peter Routledge : Surintendant, Financial Institutions, Canada

Thank you to all of the judges for sharing their experience, wisdom, and time with the students and their coaches!

The Teams

Ten teams from coast to coast participated in the 2023 Case Competition.

Scroll down to see photos of all of the participating teams and their presentation!

Winning Team Presentations:

Gold Medal : Toronto Metropolitan University

Team: Gopal Banerjee, Sabreena Bapoo, Graham Cade, Lajendon Jeyakumar, Iffat Zahan

Coach: Frank D’Onofrio and Andrea Migone

Silver Medal : Glendon College

Team: Ruben Barragan Garay, Alicia Gordy, Vanessa Fecteau, Klausky Mathurin, Mathis Nouvelle, Taheera Sarker, Perry Sutton

Coaches: Francis Garon and Andrew Mackey

Bronze Medal : Concordia University

Team: Lucas Driediger, Mekarim Elmekki, George Frank, Samuel Jetté, Amanda Loukatos

Coach: Ceren Belge and Sarah Cox

Teams presentations

Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University Team

Glendon College

Glendon College Team

Concordia University

Concordia University Team

University of Toronto

University of Toronto Team

Carleton University

Carleton University Team

University of Alberta

University of Alberta Team

University of British Colombia

University of British Colombia Team

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University Team

Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Team

York University

York University Team

2023 Sponsors

Logos: CAPPA-ACPAP, IPAC-IAPC, Carleton University, EY, IRPP